News, Events and Updates

Book Now – FIL@BL Boston Spa

Our FIL@BL Boston Spa event details have now been finalised and the event can be booked here  

Please find the programme below.

FIL@BL Boston Spa

Friday 18 November 2016


09.30 Coach from York Train Station

10.00 Registration/Tea & Coffee/Networking Opportunity

10.25 Welcome & Overview of the Day Sandra DeRoy – FIL Chair
Kate Ebdon – BL

10.30 Talk 1: Copyright

Kate Vasili
Copyright Officer
Middlesex University

11.15 Talk 2: Inter Library Loans (ILL) at the University of Hertfordshire (UH) – using the Koha Open source LMS and the British Library API for unmediated ILL requests.

Sarah Halliday
Information Collections Consultant

Comfort Break

12.00 Talk 3: British Library

Sam Tillett/RichardMore …

Interlend 2018 – help decide the location

The FIL committee managed to narrow down the location of Interlend 2018 to three locations, but we now need your help.

Please follow the doodle poll link and cast your vote to help us decide the location for Interlend 2018.

Each participant gets one vote and we will leave the poll running until the end of October.

Previous locations of Interlend

Please click the top-left icon to see the dates and locations.

Presentation now available for Interlend 2016

Presentations from our speakers at Interlend 2016 are now available  here  – we hope you find them useful!

Book now – Interlend 2016

Booking has now closed

Please note: early bird closes on 15th April.

Programme for Interlend 2016*


Day 1 (27th June)



Registration and refreshments



Sandra DeRoy: Welcome and



Keynote Simon Bullett:  Learn
fast, lean forward: practical deployment of CI thinking, tools and capability
in the Department for Education



Tricia Rey and David Law:  Streamlining document supply across the
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Call for speakers


Background:The Forum for Interlending and Information Delivery (FIL) are delighted to confirm that the only UK annual conference specifically for and about the world of inter-library loans, Interlend 2016, will be held at The Best Western Royal Beach Hotel, Portsmouth on 27-28 June, 2016.

As the premier UK inter-lending community conference, Interlend annually attracts around 60-80 interlending staff from all levels of seniority, although it should be noted that a large proportion of our delegates are inter-lending practitioners – library assistants rather than professional grades. They come from all sectors of the Library community, primarily UK based and with perhaps more from HE/FE and Public Libraries than any other sectors. Interlend isMore …

Save the date!


Save the Date!


Interlend 2016 will be held at the  Best Western Royal Beach Hotel in Portsmouth, 27 – 28 June 2016.

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FIL@BL London Programme Announcement

Our FIL@BL event details have now been finalised and the event can be booked here

Please find the programme below.


Thursday 5th November 2015


Provisional Programme



Welcome & Overview of the Afternoon

Kate Ebdon

British Library/BL Observer FIL



Talk 1:

British Library On Demand update 

Kate Ebdon

British Library/BL Observer FIL



Talk 2:



Sam Tillett

Head of Business Development

British Library


Coffee & Networking



Talk 3:

Dawn Downes

University of Winchester



Event Round Up

Kate Ebdon

British Library/BL Observer FIL



Optional Tour



Event Close

Attendance rate:

FIL members =More …

Save the Date!

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FIL@BL St Pancras – Thursday 5th November, 2015

Full information and programme will be listed shortly with booking details.


Interlend 2015 presentations are now available!


Presentations from our speakers and sessions at Interlend 2015 are now available here – we hope you find them useful!

2014 FIL Conference Presentations


The FIL Interlend Conference 2014 was a huge success.  Thanks to presenters and delegates for making it such a great event.  The conference presentations are being uploaded and can be found here .

Forum for Interlending Members Only Area

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The Forum for Interlending have developed a members only area.   This is a space where interlending professionals (who are FIL members) can:

ask for advice regarding best practice

look for feedback on ideas they are developing

seek interlending specific copyright advice

share their knowledge

To access the members only area please visit:                                .    Once you have registered you will receive a confirmation.  After this you can access the members only area where you can discuss, debate and follow all matters interlending!